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Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Porter
Blenheim, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This award winning ale is called "Elemental" porter. It is a classic English porter. It is a medium bodied beer with chocolate, and roasted notes. Extremely well balanced and hopped using a New Zealand hop variety.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reviled (13) - Auckland, - FEB 1, 2009
Pours black with a thick creamy head which persists. Aroma is of roasted malts and raisins, Yum! Taste is roast coffee, chocolate with hints of toffee and caramel. Lingering bitter chocolate finish leaving you begging for another sip.


3.7
explosivedog (1187) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 4, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours dark with a fizzy head. Toast, raspberry, cherry, some spice, nice chocolate notes. Body is quite carbonated. Nice.

3.7
KyotoLefty (10265) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle from Yamaya. A little old. Soft, chocolaty malt, rich, caramel, some berries, a bit oxidized. Cloudy dark brown, low thick head. Lots of cocoa, berries, light roast. Very well balanced, great chocolate malt but not very sweet. Peppery, bitter finish works well. Body is a bit light, but smooth. Nicely done overall.

3.5
tombutlin (313) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2017
Nice porter. Good balance of chocolate and nuts with long aftertaste. Didn’t try to do too much

3.2
DSG (14838) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 13, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at Alexey & Raphaela’s place. Thanks Alexey. Black with a frothy tan head. Chocolate, roast, some oxidation, soy sauce, sweet, some dark fruits, medium-bodied, over-carbonated.

3.9
slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 23, 2017
Medium to dark brown. Nice lightly roasted malt caramel and chocolate on the nose and flavor. Smooth and a touch sweet.

3.7
melush (4144) - SPAIN - FEB 28, 2017
33cl Bottle @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. Dark brown colour with a thick beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, red berries, light caramel. Taste is roasted malt, sweet, toffee, cocoa, nuts. Medium to full body, average carbonation.

3.7
Bule (2166) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2017
500ml bottle pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Rich caramel flavor. The caramel is a little too sweet for the alcohol.

3.5
teddybeer (3783) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 18, 2017
Very dark brown, almost bñack with a beige head. Aroma has notes of coffee, some smoke and chocolate. Flavor is slightly bittery, light coffee beans and roasted malts. Light roasty final, coffee notes.

3.7
Theydon_Bois (19546) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2017
Keg at BD Norwich, 16/02/17. Light black with a decent khaki cap. Nose is chocolate, spice, earthy berry fruits, charr, roast malts. Taste comprises cocoa powder, toffee, light spice, roast malts, dark fruit rinds, dates, raisins, light plummy twang, faint smoke. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close with a light earthy hop linger. Solid porter.

3.9
Scipio (1085) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Pours a very dark brown with a medium, lingering beige head. The aroma contains heavier amounts of chocolate and earthy malts, complimented by coffee and cocoa. The taste has plenty of rich chocolate and coffee, along with licorice, earthy malts, minor roasted malts, and a little bit of raisin. Chocolate aftertaste. Medium in body, with a thin, slick texture, and flat in carbonation. This is a good porter to recommend.


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